Catering Assistant

  • VO48522


Would you be interested in preparing and serving wholesome snacks and lunches at a Community Cafe?
Would you be happy to chat to customers who will tend to be older people or perhaps those who are new to the area?

The Olive Branch cafe is open on a Thursday from 11am until 2pm serving teas/coffees, soup, sandwiches and home baking at a very reasonable cost. Customers are older people and others who may be isolated in the community, offering them a welcoming, safe environment to enjoy good food and company. It is hoped that volunteers will get involved in one or more of the following duties -

  • preparing cafe area (putting out tables and chairs)
  • serving and clearing up
  • kitchen duties and dishwashing
  • making soup and sandwiches
  • operating a simple till
  • greeting customers and befriending

Organisation aims and objectives

Through the Open Door Project, our church community seeks to service the local community by developing a welcoming, safe environment to allow the more isolated in the community to meet old and make new contacts/signposting to relevant organisations - initially by offering a simple lunch for a modest cost one day a week. Offer opportunities for volunteers to develop skills through training and support.










4 hours per week. Thursdays 10.30am - 2.30pm

Frequency and commitment details

4 hours per week. Thursdays 10.30am - 2.30pm


Experience required: They are looking for people who are interested in or have some experience of catering and/or working with the public. However reliability, enthusiasm and a willingness to "muck in" as part of a team are equally important.
Travel details: Olive Branch Community Cafe situated on the corner of Meldrum Road and Elgin Street, Kirkcaldy.
Minimum age: 17


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport rates are reimbursed to volunteers weekly. Car mileage rates @ 25 pence/mile
Training details: Welcome and induction to the project. Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate with the possibility of more in depth food handling training may be available.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet